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BMPT Terminator: Russia’s Supposedly ‘Invincible’ Armored Fighting Vehicle

BMPT Terminator parked outside

The BMPT Terminator is a Russian armored fighting vehicle (AFV) produced by UralVagonZavod. Its mission is to support main battle tanks (MBTs) and other AFVs…

POW Camp 198 Was the Site of the ‘German Great Escape’

Steve McQueen as Capt. Virgil "The Cooler King" Hilts in 'The Great Escape'

Throughout the Second World War, a number of prisoner of war (POW) escape attempts stood out, such as the development of the Colditz Cock and…

Goodyear Once Developed An Inflatable Aircraft Known As The ‘Inflatoplane’

Goodyear 446/XAO-2 Inflatoplane in flight

During the 1950s, Goodyear became more involved with the US military, trying its hand at creating an aircraft that was compact enough to be delivered…

US Navy Pilots Were Afraid to Fly the Vought F7U Cutlass

Vought F7U Cutlass in flight

The Vought F7U Cutlass was a carrier-based aircraft that served with the US Navy between 1951-59. Developed with the use of German research taken by…

How An F/A-18 Hornet Pilot and His Wingman Returned to Base After a Mid-Air Collision

McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet taking off

On April 22, 1996, two US Navy McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornets got into a mid-air collision during an exercise off the coast of Virginia. Both…

Leichtgeschütz 40: Germany’s Powerful World War II-Era Recoilless Gun

10.5 cm Leichtgeschütz 40 placed near a wall

The Leichtgeschütz 40 (LG 40) was a German recoilless gun that saw service during the Second World War. The Wehrmacht first used the weapon during…

The Best Traits of Respected Leadership

Damian Lucjan
Still from 'Band of Brothers'

There’s a pulsating heart that beats within the chest of any great organization or team: a leader. Not just any leader, but one who’s revered,…

The Most Impactful Military Vehicles of World War II

Still from 'Battle of Britain'

In the shadowy chapters of history, battles are often viewed through the prism of generals and troops – their tactics, their bravery and their sacrifices.…

Operation Red Wings and Its Depiction in ‘Lone Survivor’

Ryan McLachlan
Still from 'Lone Survivor'

The American biographical war film, Lone Survivor, was released in 2013. Starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Peter Berg, it depicts the events of Operation…

The Kursk Submarine Disaster Claimed the Lives of 118 Russian Sailors

K-141 Kursk surfacing at sea

K-141 Kursk was an Oscar II-class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine operated by the Russian Navy. Commissioned in December 1994, she represented the peak of the…

M20 Recoilless Rifle: While Not Effective Against Tanks, It Obliterated Enemy Pillboxes

US Army soldier firing an M20 Recoilless Rifle while others cover their ears

The M20 recoilless rifle saw limited service at the end of World War II and was used extensively in Korea. It was only capable of…

Walt Disney Served As An Ambulance Driver for the Red Cross During World War I

Walt Disney holding a Donald Duck plushie and a copy of the book, 'Alice In Wonderland'

Growing up, Walt Disney had a passion for drawing. He pursued this as he matured, turning sketching into not just a career, but the biggest…